A short break for the adventurous

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A short break for the adventurous

Your 4-day itinerary is packed full of little adventures, with delicious food stops all along the way. You’ll explore the local waterways from above and below, discover coastlines and rainforests, take in glorious views from a microlight, and put your driving skills to the test on a go-kart track. How’s that for action-packed?

The Itinerary

Coast loving

If you enjoy coastal walks, whale watching and stand up paddle boarding, then you’ll love today’s action-packed itinerary. From sumptuous meals to fun-filled adventures, there’ll be plenty to see, do, eat and enjoy around Hardys Bay, Ettalong, Umina and Woy Woy.

Stop 1

The Fat Goose

Start your day with a delicious pastry and incredible coffee from the winners of the 2018 Great Aussie Pie Competition. Then stroll over to Killcare Marina to watch the stunning sunrise.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 2

Bouddi Coastal Walk

The Bouddi National Park boasts a choice of two breathtaking walks starting at Putty Beach: 8.1km or 3km. You can swim, bird watch and even whale-watch as you enjoy your little adventure.

Next stop: 16 mins

Stop 3

Box on the Water

Next up is incredible floor to ceiling panoramic views while you lunch. Why not try their tantalising seasonal cocktails while you gaze out to the beautiful Ettalong beach? Go on, you deserve it.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 4

Anderson's Boatshed

Explore the scenic waterways of the Central Coast your way. With easy online booking, you can reserve a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or take a self-drive boat out for a cruise.

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 5

Bremen Patisserie

Mid afternoon calls for a tasty snack. Grab a takeaway from the home of the Guinness World Records hottest pie and stroll along Ettalong Esplanade or discover the local craft markets.

Next stop: 9 mins

Stop 6

Young Baron's

This hip Italian restaurant is known for its carbie goodness. Who doesn't love fresh pasta and beautiful pairings of wine? Seats are hot, so bookings are essential.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 7

Frankie's Rooftop

Dance the night away in Woy Woy's coolest bar. Choose from delicious cocktails, craft beer and the finest selection of 'Chartreuses' - a French liqueur originally crafted by Carthusian Monks.

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 8

Mantra Ettalong Beach

Hang up your shoes at your 4-star hotel, across from Ettalong Beach. Check in to your studio or 3-bedroom penthouse and set your alarm to catch the magnificent morning sunrise.

Next stop: Sleep, rejuvenate

Heart of the coast

Delicious food and the best coffee in town is just the start of your little adventure. You’ll take to the sky and hit the racing track, while also taking in some spectacular sights. You’ll love that there’s so much to experience around Gosford and Somersby.

Stop 1

Tommy's Cafe

Wake up to every local's favourite. Signature roast coffee, scrummy dishes, and a menu designed around the seasons. Sit outside and soak up the sun before you head out for the day.

Next stop: 3 mins

Stop 2

Imperial Centre

Head to Gosford’s exclusive one-stop shopping destination in the heart of the CBD. A perfect spot to pick up your fresh picnic lunch and a little something special for yourself.

Next stop: 17 mins

Stop 3

Microlight Adventure

Why not see the Central Coast from a different perspective? Swoop by in a microlight plane lead by a qualified instructor or try out the training and introductory flight instead. 

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 4

Somersby Falls Picnic

Once you're back on solid ground, head to the serene Somersby Falls. Enjoy your picnic lunch amidst lush rainforest before returning along the 500m track that leads to the waterfalls. 

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 5

The Entertainment Grounds

Pop into the Gosford City Farmers Market each Sunday from 8am, or check online for the racing calendar, live entertainment and other fantastic events. There's a lot to enjoy.

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 6

Pit Stop Raceway

Start your engines at the fastest outdoor go-kart track in the region. Catch some laps and challenge your family and friends before dinner. Junior karts, 2-seater, and senior karts available.

Next stop: 7 mins
 

Stop 7

Fish Dining

Head to the Gosford waterfront to enjoy this modern seafood menu with its strong focus on sustainability. Choose from the formal a la carte menu or try the range of snacks for a quick bite.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 8

ReviveR

Awaken your senses with delish cocktails inspired by unique flavours of Louisiana and the crescent city. This bar has an evolving, experimental menu, stunning stonemasonry and even a chapel.

Next stop: 13 mins

Stop 9

Bella Vista Kariong

Put your feet up at Vista Kariong's 3-star accommodation. You'll enjoy comfort and value for money, so you can save for this week's other little adventures and fun.

Next stop: Sleep, revive
 

Life’s good

From learning about fishing and sampling incredible modern cuisine, to a helicopter ride along the coastline, you’ll be flying high all day. Sit tight and get ready to experience some of the very best of Kincumber, Davistown, Erina and Avoca.

Stop 1

Looloo's Coffee Warehouse

Start your day at this quirky warehouse café. Selling sustainably sourced coffee, whimsical knick-knacks and a delicious breakfast menu, it's the perfect place to fuel up for a day of fun.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 2

Hawkesbury Fishing Charters

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or beginner, learn about fishing and how to target specific species. No need to bring anything — fresh bait, tackle, fishing gear and cold drinks are included. 

Next stop: 11 mins

Stop 3

Bombini

Enjoy a well-deserved lunch break at this exquisite modern Italian restaurant. Their irresistible menu, is made up of fresh, sustainable produce that they grow themselves.

Next stop: 14 mins

Stop 4

Central Coast Helicopters

Take a Coast Scenic Tour or Beach Tour for a lazy afternoon in the air. This birds-eye view of the spectacular waterways and cliffs is a fantastic way to experience the coastline.

Next stop: 9 mins

Stop 5

Distillery Botanica

Unwind at this family-run distillery and try some of their award-winning tipples. Why not wonder through the fragrant herb gardens or even take a bottle home to enjoy?

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 6

Six String Brewery

Pick up the pace and start the night with live music at Central Coast's first craft brewery. Beers are preservative-free, unpasteurised and unfiltered for the fullest flavour.

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 7

The Sunken Monkey

Enjoy bistro classics in a relaxed pub with waterside tables. Bring your dancing shoes over the weekend because it becomes a nightclub, spinning your favourite tunes into the night.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 8

George Brand Real Estate - Boardwalk/Beachfront

After a jam-packed day, it's time to put your feet up and soak up the relaxed ambiance at this very special hideaway in North Avoca.

Next stop: Sleep, chill

Bring it on

Oh, what a day. Explore a sunken warship, climb a historic lighthouse, and revel in a range of different foods and flavours. You’ll love your little adventure in Long Jetty, The Entrance and Norah Head.

Stop 1

Green Tangerine

Start the day with a French pastry from the local's favourite, small-batch artisan bakery. Take a snap against the spectacular graffiti wall, then peruse the nearby vintage boutiques.

Next stop: 6 mins
 

Stop 2

Pro-Dive

After your morning stroll, make a splash by learning how to scuba dive. Explore the largest naval warship to be sunk off the coast, then take the Coast to Lake Walk before lunch.

Next stop: 4 mins
 

Stop 3

Common Ground

Emerge from the deep blue to lunch at this modern canteen-style diner. Smoked and slow roasted meats make up just some of the delectable menu. Chef Nic Barrett previously worked at Hugo’s Lounge.

Next stop: 5 mins

Stop 4

Boomerang Bikes

Grab a bike and feel the wind in your hair as you explore your picturesque surroundings. Shared paths are virtually flat and there are 24/7 bike stations located at The Entrance. 

Next stop: 15 mins
 

Stop 5

Norah Head Lighthouse

This historic lighthouse has 360 degree views and is a great place to watch the sunset. Book a guided tour to delve into its history, or even stay the night like a real lighthouse keeper. 

Next stop: 16 mins
 

Stop 6

Cue and Crew

Notice the appetising aroma? That's the American BBQ just a few minutes away. Locally and sustainably sourced, meat is smoked for 12 hours and sliced to order. Enjoy complimentary side dishes.

Next stop: 3 mins

Stop 7

Central Coast Cocktail Company

More than just cocktails, this venue uses locally sourced ingredients for juices, smoothies and mocktails. You'll also love their 'cocktail of the day' crafted with premium spirits and liquors. 

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 8

Al Mare Beachfront Retreat

End your amazing day at a secluded retreat on the sand, nestled between Toowoon Bay and Blue Bay. Designed exclusively for couples, this beachfront has a sunrise you won't want to miss.

Next stop: Sleep, home

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